I am a retired U.S. Marine and a retired print journalist and photojournalist.
After serving 20 years on active duty in the Corps, I returned to college for several years, and for several more years, I was a mountain guide. I then began my journalism career, working at several daily newspapers in Southern California and Japan for the next 15 years.
I grew up in Illinois, and I live there now, although I eventually will return to my adopted home in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California.
For now, I am taking time to photograph my native state, while I work on several writing projects.
The images in the photo galleries and other pages on this website were shot by me during the many years of my careers and travels around the world.
Once a Marine, Always a Marine.